Stopping at the AA approved dealership with the low mileage Mini One D for sale:
Sales: there’s virtually no difference between the old and new model Mini D’s, except the styling and I prefer the styling in the old model.
Wendy: they have different Engines, the old one is a Toyota Yaris, I don’t know what the new one is. A different engine seems like a significant difference.
Sales: Coopper Diesel has a Peugeot engine
Wendy: My last car in the UK was a 5yr old Peugeot 309 1.9 Diesel in 1992, an awesome Engine, the car took me for 46,ooo miles in 1 yr with nothing other than standard wear and tear.
Later, while driving the Mini
Wendy: that is a VERY clunky gearbox,
Sales: is it?
Wendy: No I was lying to get the price down, have you actually drivien this car? its clearly clunky
Later, on the forecourt after no beverage has been offered and no-one has asked to take my name, phone number, other contact details or manage the conversation:
Wendy: what sort of discount would you give me for having no car to trade-in part exchange?
Wendy: what sort of discount would you give me if I could arrange a cash purchase
Wendy: do you actually want to sell this car, I know its been on your books for at least 3 weeks
Sales: we can’t get enough good quality second hand cars, with the recession the second hand business is good
Wendy: I’ll look at the other Mini’s on my list and talk to the dealers and might get back to you if this one is still a possibility